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Nausicaa, National Sea Centre

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Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer
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More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaá offers an entertaining, educational and scientific, visit raising public awareness about the need to act responsibly towards the world's seas if their resources and beauty are to be maintained. Let yourself be astounded by the immense variety of the sea life: 5 000m2 exposition space 36 000 living creatures 1 000 different species housed in 4.5 million litres of water which is dispersed into 50 aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaá proposes you a wonderful chance to discover "the Penguin" a unique marine bird in a revisited environment and alert us to the harmful risks of global warming in the new exhibition "Climate & Ocean: Getting hot in here! What does the future offer?" Nausicaá, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“sea lions” (74 reviews)
“all ages” (24 reviews)
“great aquarium” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited at the end of August so it was nice and quiet. It was well laid out with displays in English as well as French. Lots to interact with and a good range of large and small tanks. Well worth a visit and we...More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a massive aquarium and is spilt into zones to help you try to see everything. Some massive tanks holding sharks, rays and turtles and also an amazing tropical zone. The entrance fee is a little pricey however plenty to see and probably worth...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great sea life center with diverse aquatic life to see from all sorts of fish, stingrays, jelly fish, crabs, sharks, corals, turtles, sea lions, crocodiles, penguins and snakes. The displays and exhibits are well laid out with allot of educative information, which...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good experience. It was very busy the day we visited but my husband and I did enjoy ourselves! Limited offer available regarding snacks and food. Cafe could have been laid out better and cleaner. Tables in the cafe were too crowded. Overall experience was good...More

Thank Mahbuba B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend a couple hours visiting the center, great variety of sea-life to adore in close-up. Well laid out attraction, with a good route to make sure you didn't miss anything. Still recalling the big sharks acquarium.

Thank belgium9745
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with teenagers who moan about everything but loved this place. It's really well laid out with a nice flow so although it was busy you could see everything. We didn't really intend to go in but ended up spending hours in there.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice surprise , we are here by chance and found this place very good to visit. The sea center presents large variety of sea world items. Enjoyable afternoon to a family.

Thank Cobonbeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous aquarium we were very impressed by the experience and highly recommend to all ages. Our favourite were the seals who were mesmerising but we loved it all. We spend two hours going around (with young teenagers in tow) but you could easily...More

Thank lucyjt2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sealife centre in Boulogne not far from Calais, (our 2nd visit) lThere was no queue to get in and there were oads of things to sea from fish to sharks to giant turtles, reptiles and penguins. There's a glass floor where the sealions swim...More

Thank dtmjb1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very busy this afternoon but there was still space to experience and see all the fish and animals. I didnt get a chance to see any of the ‘shows’ due to timing but that didn’t make it any less value for money. Watched...More

Thank Sharon C
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Andy B
25 October 2017|
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Response from Daniel D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I search for their English version of their website (nausicaaDOTcoDOTuk). You'll find every answer there, and if not, you can mail them. I wish you all much fun there ! Daniel
Phil L
10 July 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Reviewed this property |
From my experience we felt to book on line, was cheaper and on the day worked well. The underground park was a great help and not too expensive, supper place,
nicola k
17 July 2016|
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Response from jamievarney1 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt suggest doing this. you wouldnt save that much tbh.....ive been a foot passenger on boats before nd in my experience its so much easier with a vehicle. Thre are some great offers when you are on the boat of things... More

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